Brandi Kruse

New Seattle police unit tasked with tackling tough issues downtown

KIRO Radio hit the streets with the Seattle Police Department's newest unit, which is dedicated to cleaning up downtown.
7 years ago

Mexican consul says he will not ‘prejudge’ Pasco police shooting

The Mexican government has condemned the fatal police shooting of an orchard worker in Pasco, Washington, but the country's consular in Seattle said he will withhold final judgment until an investigation is complete.
7 years ago

Hospital kept nurse on staff despite disturbing allegations

Evergreen Hospital admits it should have removed a nurse from its staff more than nine months before she was sentenced on charges that she tied up a severely disabled man in her care.
7 years ago

Seattle police prepare for post-Super Bowl shenanigans

The Seattle Police Department is making final preparations should a Seahawks win - or loss - send fans into the streets en masse.
7 years ago

Man pepper sprayed by Seattle police seeks $500K in damages

A Seattle high school teacher and activist has filed a claim against the Seattle Police Department and the city after he was pepper sprayed during an MLK Day protest.
7 years ago

Seattle city councilman’s wife may be violating state labor laws

The wife of Seattle City Councilman Mike O'Brien may be violating state law by accepting volunteer labor at her trendy fermented food kitchen in Ballard.
7 years ago

‘Black Lives Matter’ leader accused of assaulting Seattle police officer

A leader in the "Black Lives Matter" movement appeared in a King County courtroom Tuesday, accused of felony assault against two different Seattle police officers during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day protest.
7 years ago

Labor dispute shuts down Terminal 18 at Port of Seattle

Work has stopped at Terminal 18 at the Port of Seattle after Longshoremen walked off the job Tuesday, according to terminal operator SSA Marine.
7 years ago

Washington governor unveils strategy to fight property crime, prevent repeat offenders

Washington state has the highest property crime rate in the country, due in part to a large number of repeat offenders, according to a report released Wednesday.
7 years ago

Union appealing after Seattle cop suspended for racial slur

A white Seattle police officer was suspended for 15 days without pay after using racially-charged language while pursuing a black domestic violence suspect downtown.
7 years ago

Seattle police ‘hope for the best’ ahead of planned NYE protest

Anti-police brutality protesters plan to gather near Seattle's Space Needle Wednesday night, where roughly 20,000 people will be watching a fireworks display.
7 years ago

Seattle police officers ‘should be on high alert’

The head of Seattle's police union is telling officers here to be on high alert following the shooting deaths of two officers in New York City over the weekend.
7 years ago

Investigation: 520 bridge contractor put workers in danger of crane collapse

A state investigation found that Kiewit-General, the contractor building a new 520 bridge, committed willful and serious safety violations that put their workers in danger.
7 years ago

Seattle cop looked at porn, chewed tobacco in front of teens at community center

A Seattle police officer received a two-day suspension after he was caught looking at porn and chewing tobacco in view of teenagers at the Bitter Lake Community Center.
7 years ago

Many Seattle protest arrests will never lead to charges

Charging guidelines set forth by the Seattle City Attorney's Office give a free pass to certain types of protesters who face arrest.
7 years ago

Police have no plans to arrest Macklemore for Seattle protest

Despite efforts to track down protesters who broke the law, Seattle police have no plans to arrest four-time Grammy award-winning artist Macklemore for his role in a Nov. 24 demonstration.
7 years ago

Update: Missing Miami socialite shows up at father’s house

A graduate of Curtis High School in University Place, 28-year-old Malika James, vanished from Miami over the weekend.
7 years ago

Protesters held on $5K bail, accused of assaulting officers

Anti-police brutality demonstrators packed a courtroom at the King County Jail Monday to show support for three of their comrades arrested during a protest over the weekend.
7 years ago

Chief: Seattle officers have shown ‘incredible restraint’ amid anti-police protests

Seattle police Chief Kathleen O'Toole called it "remarkable" that no one has been seriously injured during a week of anti-police brutality protests that are expected to continue for several days.
7 years ago

In heart of Seattle, historic landmark is a ‘blight’ on the city

Built in 1904, the Eitel Building at Second and Pike has fallen into disrepair and frustration over its condition is growing.
7 years ago

Police prepare for possible Ferguson unrest in Seattle

The Seattle Police Department says it is prepared to handle protesters should unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, spread across the country.
7 years ago

Seattle announces new efforts to rebuild public trust in police department

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced a number of proposals designed to strengthened independent oversight of the police department's accountability system.
7 years ago

Bellevue police chief finalists talk diversity, officer accountability

The City of Bellevue has interviewed five finalists in the search for a new police chief and a decision could be made as early as next week.
7 years ago

Bellevue lieutenant fired over ‘deceitful’ workers’ comp claim

A Bellevue police lieutenant has been fired following allegations that she forged an official document in order to file a workers' compensation claim.
7 years ago